Develop an energy reduction plan
Work with your strata manager and executive committee to have an energy reduction plan endorsed.
Your energy reduction plan should outline a process to identify and implement opportunities for your building to save energy and money.
1. Draft your energy reduction plan
- Review the energy consumption of common property and establish the baseline energy usage and benchmarks
- Undertake an audit to identify where there are opportunities to review the energy used by common property
- Develop a three-year strategy that identifies projects to be undertaken, the cost of implementation, potential energy savings, and the expected payback period
2. Get your plan endorsed
- You will need to draft a motion proposing to have your energy reduction plan approved
- Send both the motion and energy reduction plan to your strata manager, or the secretary of your executive committee
- Request that this item be placed on the agenda of the next meeting of the executive committee or the next annual general meeting (AGM)
Here is an example of a motion that you could adapt:
That the owners corporation strata plan No. XXXX authorises the executive committee to develop an energy reduction plan that includes:
- The establishment of an energy use baseline
- The audit of common property with the purpose of identifying opportunities to save energy
- The development of a three year implementation strategy – which may include replacement of, or addition to common property